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Learn how to use genealogy records with IRE's new webinar

Paul Parker of the Providence Journal walks through how to use online genealogy records and ancestry databases to profile subjects and verify stories in this 20-minute webinar.

Learn how to use popular genealogy websites like Ancestry.com as well as lesser-known sites such as cyndislist.com.

So how do you use this stuff? Parker explains how he used online records for his front-page story “A letter from England.”

"I See Dead People: Online genealogical records for journalists" is the latest in a series of webinars from IRE. You can view them all at ire.org/webinars.

 

Shooting your own video with a smart phone

By Riley Stephens

Steve Elfers of USA Today shows IRE 2013 attendees how to shoot their own video with an iPhone. Photos: Travis Hartman.

Steve Elfers of USA Today said newsrooms are encouraging journalists to have smart phones on hand and to use them for covering news in the absence of designated video and photo journalists.

Using a smartphone is a great way for journalists to get ahead of the competition in breaking news situations because of its instant-publishing capabilities. Shooting your own video can also enhance a non-broadcast investigative story.

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La Nacion efforts bring open data to Argentina

After taking an introductory data journalism course, a small group in Argentina set out to transform the way data journalism was done in their country, a country where data was barely updated, let alone public. They fought for open data and analyze it in the public interest. The result of their efforts is La Nacion Data, and you can see their data-driven journalism here. At O'Reilly's Strata Conference this year, they presented the inspiring video below on their efforts.

Best of Broadcast DVD for sale in resource center

If you're looking for award winning tips and tricks on how to make your broadcast video stand out from the rest you won't want to pass up this collection of interviews.

Included are interviews with Earl Nurse Jr of CNN for his work on the 2011 Tom Renner award winning piece: Death in the Desert, Donny Pearce of WVUE-New Orleans for his work on the IRE Award winning piece: Hiding Behind the Badge and Frederic Zalac and Kris Fleerackers of CBCNews for their work on the IRE Award finalist piece: Tamiflu: The Backstory of a Blockbuster.

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Behind the Selden Ring Award

 

T. Christian Miller of ProPublica discusses "Disposable Army," his series about contractors in Iraq. The stories won the 2010 Selden Ring Award for investigative reporting. Miller explains how the data analysis -- coupled with 200 interviews -- gave him the goods to break new ground in coverage of civilian contractors in Iraq and Afghanistan. Miller spoke during an IRE Ethnic Media Watchdog Workshop at the University of Southern California.

Developing a 'document state of mind'

By Doug Haddix

IRE Training Director

Journalists can dig deeper and produce high-impact stories by developing a "document state of mind." Get practical advice in this short video featuring Brant Houston, the Knight Chair in Investigative Reporting at the University of Illinois. Houston is the former executive director of Investigative Reporters and Editors. Houston spoke at an IRE Ethnic Media Watchdog Workshop at Tulane University, New Orleans, in January 2010.

Twitter, Facebook help Haiti coverage

In a video interview with IRE, Manny Garcia of The Miami Herald explains how Twitter and Facebook are helping his newspaper's ongoing coverage of the earthquake in Haiti. His advice applies to using social media tools on any breaking news story. Garcia shared his tips and advice during an IRE Ethnic Media Watchdog Workshop in January in New Orleans. Watch the video on our IRE On The Road blog.

Using Facebook, Twitter in Haiti

By Doug Haddix

IRE Training Director

Manny Garcia of The Miami Herald explains how his newsroom is using Twitter and Facebook to cover the earthquake in Haiti and its aftermath. The social media tools have helped with logistics as well as story tips from people in Haiti. Garcia's advice applies to using social media tools for any big breaking news story. The influx of useful tips and information through social media led The Herald to designate a staffer to manage them for ongoing Haiti coverage and coordination. Garcia spoke at an IRE Ethnic Media Watchdog Workshop at Tulane University ...

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Video shows training results in Minnesota

In a short video, Minnesota journalists describe what they learned during three days of custom IRE training in December. Topics include Twitter, searching the "Deep Web" and using IRS 990 forms to probe nonprofit organizations. Check out the video on the IRE On the Road blog. Nearly 60 reporters, editors and publishers from small newspapers in southern Minnesota participated. The specialized IRE training was sponsored by Huckle and Mainstream newspapers.

What journalists learned in Minnesota

By Doug Haddix

IRE training director

 

Nearly 60 reporters, editors and publishers from small newspapers in southern Minnesota took part in three days of IRE custom training in December. The specialized IRE training was sponsored by Huckle and Mainstream newspapers. Several reporters and editors shared what they learned in a short video. It touches on topics such as Internal Revenue Service filings for nonprofits, the "deep Web" and Twitter.